A Critical Review of Who Rules El Paso?

Who Rules El Paso? has recently been making the rounds through social media as the primer on El Paso political power, namely arguing that money buys control of the city. Unfortunately, the book glosses over many important details, leaves many out and offers little to no concrete facts from which to prove their central thesis.… Read More A Critical Review of Who Rules El Paso?

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Documents Detailing Oscar Leeser and Ann Morgan Lilly Tiff at Thyme Matters

As most of you know, on December 20, 2016, there was an altercation between Oscar Leeser and Ann Morgan Lilly at Thyme Matters. A police report was filed and an investigation ensued. There was no prosecution of E.R. “Rut” Lilly because the District Attorney, Jaime Esparza, determined that there was insufficient evidence to proceed. The… Read More Documents Detailing Oscar Leeser and Ann Morgan Lilly Tiff at Thyme Matters

Where Was Peter Svarzbein

Peter Svarzbein recently organized a “discussion round table” around the movie Sicario in the mistaken belief that a city is defined by a Hollywood movie. Most of us understand that Svarzbein’s movie pontification was nothing more than political grandstanding. It was an attempt to massage a message that Svarzbein is desperately trying to manufacture as… Read More Where Was Peter Svarzbein

Notice Who Was Absent on the Cultural Center Discussion

Today the city is abuzz about the upcoming Latino cultural center that city council discussed yesterday ad-nausea. Parading before the cameras were many “El Paso Hispanic leaders,” as the local paper labelled them, imploring city council to make the Mexican-American Cultural Center a reality. After all, it was promised to the community by the politicos.… Read More Notice Who Was Absent on the Cultural Center Discussion

It Takes Two to Bribe

As many of you already know, former El Paso County Assistant District Attorney Antonio Reyes was indicted by a federal grand jury charging him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to the FBI’s media release dated November 12, 2013 the government alleges that “Reyes conspired with others through text messaging to accept cash bribes… Read More It Takes Two to Bribe

Once again, the legal shenanigans conceal the city’s corruption

As if the stench of corruption were not so overpowering in El Paso, the city government has decided that the rulings of the Texas Attorney General’s office are to be ignored. The city, as in Joyce Wilson, John Cook, Ann Morgan Lilly, Susie Byrd, Emma Acosta, Michiel Noe, Steve Ortega and Courtney Niland have decided… Read More Once again, the legal shenanigans conceal the city’s corruption